The discounted tickets, which are available now, are for services between Sydney, Byron Bay and Coffs Harbour.
The travel dates are from November 1, shortly after regional travel is expected to be allowed in NSW, and until June 23, 2022.
The sale will end on Wednesday October 13, unless sold out prior. Virgin Australia expects the tickets to be swiftly snapped up.
Virgin Australia has dropped 50,000 regional NSW airfares for as little as $49 to celebrate the state’s “freedom day”. Picture: David Clark
“We’re so excited that Freedom Day is finally here and we’re even closer to getting the state back in the air,” a Virgin Australia Group spokesperson said.
“To celebrate today’s milestone and to thank the vast majority of New South Wales residents for doing the right thing and rolling up their sleeves to get vaccinated, we’re offering fares to Byron Bay and Coffs Harbour from just $49, until midnight this Wednesday.
“Virgin Australia is giving NSW residents every reason to make the most of the easing of restrictions and life after the foreshadowed resumption of intrastate travel on 25 October, by planning a change of scenery to enjoy their newfound freedoms.”
The spokesperson said the industry relies on a connected nation “and the quicker everyone is vaccinated, the quicker we can return to the people and the things we love, including travelling more freely”.
The reopening of NSW to the fully vaccinated on Monday (“freedom day”) comes after 70 per cent of the eligible population last week rolled up their sleeves for two doses of a COVID-19 jab.
The discounted tickets, which are available now, are for services between Sydney, Byron Bay (pictured) and Coffs Harbour
Pubs, restaurants and cafes have reopened their doors, subject to capacity limits and social distancing restrictions.
Fitness lovers are also allowed to return to the gym, 10 people can visit a home, while weddings and funerals can host up to 100 people.
Personal services such as hairdressers, beauty salons and massage parlours have also reopened with density limits for up to five clients.
Greater Sydney residents had been subject to stay-at-home orders since June 26 following an outbreak of the highly contagious Delta strain.
Across NSW, 90.3 per cent of the eligible population have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine while 73.5 per cent are now fully vaccinated.
Restrictions on regional travel will be eased on the Monday after the state reaches 80 per cent double-dose.
View the sale fares at virginaustralia.com.
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